Nasi Kuning (Yellow Rice)

 

 

Rice is main dish for asian. Indonesian ate rice everyday. For some people if they are not eating rice for the day it feels like they hadn’t eat. Yellow rice is alternative for you if you get bored eating plain steam rice. There are lots of variation of rice meal for example coconut milk rice, biryani and risotto.

Nowadays, not only Asian eat rice, most people in the world start to enjoy rice as a part of their meals. It’s no wonder because rice is delicately tantalizing and satisfying. For people with diabetes they can choose rice with low GI.

Nasi kuning (yellow rice) is an Indonesian rice dish made with coconut milk. The rice gets its yellow color from the turmeric. Popularly served during celebration or special events, such as Birthday, farewell or house warming. Nasi kuning is a symbolic dish since the yellow color of the rice resembles gold, symbolizing wealth and good fortune.

 

Nasi Kuning (Yellow Rice)

Ingredients :

  • 1 kg Rice
  • 1 tbs Turmeric powder
  • 600 ml coconut milk + 400 water
  • 2 lemongrass
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 pandan leaf
  • 1 tsp salt

 

Methods :

  1. Put all ingredients in rice cooker.
  2. Mixed well, then cook (press the switch to turn it on).
  3. The switch will click, like a toaster when the rice is done. But you need to check whether is cook completely or not because sometime when you cook in big portion it will not cook completely. If it not cook well then after the switch move to warm, cook rice in the steamer to make sure it cook completely and usually by cooking in a steamer the texture would be better than if just cook it using rice cooker.
  4. Ready to serve.

 

Smoked Salmon, Basil and Mozzarella Cheese Pizza

 

 

As I told you before in my previous post that you gonna find lots of pizza posting in my recent post. As i made lots of pizza base for holiday stocking. So here is one pizza with two variation as one of my boy favourite pizza is the cheesy one than i made it half – half. Half cheesy and half with smoked salmon and basil for the topping but yeaah basically it’s just cheesy pizza. For the base recipe you can go to my previous post about pizza dough.

Yes, my boys enjoy this pizza after they doing Vac Swim. So easy and fast to be prepared after they swam, especially because they finished at lunch time so mummy had to think about something that could be fast served. So I took out one of the pizza dough, spread tomato sauce and mozarella on the top. Preheat oven 200’C then cook it for about 10 minutes. When it’s ready put smoked salmon and basil on the top of half of the pizza. Then it;s readyyy….enjoy!

 

 

Soto Medan

Soto Medan

 

Hi all, this time we go to Nothern part of Indonesia. We’re going to Sumatera Island, Medan exactly. Medan is the capital of the North Sumatra province in Indonesia. Located on the northern coast, Medan is the fourth largest city in Indonesia behind Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bandung; and the largest Indonesian city outside Java. The city was known as Deli when it was developed by Dutch tobacco commerce after the establishment of the Deli Company. There are lots of beautiful foods from Medan. You should try Soto Medan, Lontong Medan, Sayur Ubi Tumbuk (Mashed Cassava leaves in coconut milk) and Mie Gomak. Medan also popular with it’s fruits. There are so many beautiful tropical fruits especially durian. If you go to Medan don’t forget to buy Bolu Gulung Meranti (Cheese Roll Cake) and Pancake Durian. This time i try to make the popular Soto Medan. Alright, let’s rolllll…….

 

 

SOTO MEDAN

Ingredients:

  • 400 gram chicken
  • 2 lemongrass
  • 5 kaffir lime leaves
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 cm galangal
  • 11/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 500 ml coconut milk
  • 1.000 ml water
  • 2 tbs oil

 

Grounded ingredients:

  • 2 cloves shallot
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp coriander seed
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 cm ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

 

Additional:

  • 6 boiled eggs
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 tbs celery
  • 1 Lime
  • Potato cakes
  • 3 tbs fried shallots

 

Methods:

Preheat oil in a pan. Stir fry grounded ingredients, bay leaves, galangal, kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass. Add chicken and cook until it change colour.

Add water and cook until chicken tender. Take the chicken and set aside.

Continue cooking, add salt, sugar and coconut milk. Let it boiled.

Fried chicken for about 5-10 minutes, let it cool then shred it.

How to serve : Put shredded chicken in a bowl, then pour the soup. Put fried shallots and celery on the top. Eat with warm rice, potato cake and boiled egg. You can add sambal too if you like it spicy.

 

 

 

Ketoprak

 

Ketoprak is a vegetarian dish from Jakarta, Indonesia, consists of tofu, beansprout, boiled egg, rice cake, and rice vermicelli served in peanut sauce.

 

Why people call it ketoprak ?  According to Betawi tradition, ketoprak was actually derived from the acronym of its ingredients; which are ket from ketupat, to from toge, and prak from digeprak (crushed), which describes the method on grounding garlic, and peanut granules together to create the peanut sauce.

When I don’t know what to cook today, this one always win my heart. Simple and easy. I always have instant rice cube and fried peanut/peanut butter at home. As Indonesian have lots of food come along with peanut sauce that;s the reason i always keep peanut butter or fried peanut at home. In every recipes that need fried peanut, you could substitute it with peanut butter and sometimes it;s level up the taste. Or you can mixed it like using half amount fried peanut and half amount peanut butter so it’s still have it;s original taste.

 

Let’s just try the recipe now!

 

Ketoprak

Ingredients:

  • 4 Rice Cube
  • 100gr Beansprout
  • 2 Tofu
  • 100 gr rice vermicelli
  • Crackers
  • Sweet soy souce
  • Fried Shallot
  • Boiled egg

Peanut sauce:

  • Hot chilli (you can skip this if you don’t like spicy)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 200 gr fried peanut
  • 1 tbs coconut/palm sugar
  • Salt
  • 25-50 ml water

 

 

Methods:

  1. Using pestle and mortar, ground all the peanut sauce ingredients
  2. Fried tofu. Put beansprout in warm water for about 2 minutes. Put Rice vermicelli in warm water until soft.
  3. How to serve : Put rice cube, rice vermicelli, beansprout, tofu and egg in a plate. Pour peanut sauce and sweet soy sauce on the top. Add crackers.

 

 

 

Acar Kuning (Yellow Pickled Vegetables)

 

 

Acar Kuning

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 carrot, julliene
  • 1 cucumber, julliene
  • 2 red chilli
  • 1 lemongrass
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbs vinegar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 350 ml water
  • 2 tbs oil

Grounded ingredients:

  • 1/2 red onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 5 candlenut
  • 2 cm turmeric (i used 1 tsp turmeric powder)
  • 1 cm ginger

 

Methods:

Preheat oil in a pan. Stir fry grounded ingredient, lemongrass, and bay leaves.

Add carrot, cucumber and red chilli. Cook for about 5 minutes.

Add salt, sugar, pepper, vinegar and water. Cook again for about 10 minutes, let it dried.

Ready to serve.

 

Pizza Dough

 

 

Hi, this week gonna be pizza week, because i made lots of pizza dough for holiday stock. I tried recipe from my food blogger friend Ayudiah. I make it double from the original recipe so just doubling the measurement of the ingredients. Let’s just try it out!

 

Pizza Dough

Source : Momylicious

Ingredients:

200 gr bread flour

50 gr all purpose flour
2 1/2 tbs sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp dry yeast
35 gr olive oil

Warm water 100-120 ml

 

Methods:

Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl, using electric mixer knead until elastic.
Let it proofing until double in size for about 45-60 minutes.
Divide into 6-7 small round pieces. Roll it.
Preheat oven 200’C and cook it until half  cook.
Keep in the container and put in a fridge.
You can use those anytime you need, just put any topping you like and cook again in the oven.

 

 

Note:

You have to cook it until crisp otherwise the texture would be like it’s not cooked well. Maybe i should proof it again after i rolled it (would love to try it again next time).

Nachos

Nachos

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pack Doritos / Corn Crackers
  • Tomato salsa sauce
  • Jalapeno
  • Spring onion
  • Sour cream
  • Mozzarella cheese

Methods:

  1. Put all ingredients except sour cream into the plate.
  2. Put in a microwave for about 1 minute. Because we love melted cheese on it.
  3. Ready to serve.

Pasta Bake Bolognaise

 

Pasta Bake Bolognaise

Ingredients:

  • 100g spaghetti
  • 1 bottle bolognaise sauce
  • 4 mini frankfurt sausage
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mozarella cheese
  • 100 ml milk

 

Methods:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Lightly grease an ovenproof dish. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, following packet directions, until tender. Drain.

  2. Mixed with bolognaise sauce. Add to prepared dish.

  3. Mixed egg and milk. Transfer to prepared dish.

  4. Add sausage then sprinkle with remaining cheddar, mozarella and parmesan. Cover with foil. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.

 

Pudding Susu Nutrijelly

 

Just another milk pudding, same with previous post. I used one pack Nutrijell pudding and follow the instruction at the back of the package. It;s really basic pudding recipe using Nutrijell Pudding Vanilla where you can buy in asian groceries. My boys loves this one very much. They ask for more and more, lol.

 

Avocado Milk Pudding

Nothing fancy about this recipe, just simple and easy.

Avocado Milk Pudding

Ingredients:

1 pack nutrijell milk pudding (pudding susu nutrijell)

1 avocado

Methods:

Follow instruction at the back of nutrijell pudding package then add mashed avocado. Pour in the pudding mold and wait until set. Better eat cold.